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“Retirement” Success-Catalyst Coach Jane Trevaskis asks “What will you be doing the rest of your life?” Job seekers have chance for Career Q & A


“Retirement” Success-Catalyst Coach Jane Trevaskis asks “What will you be doing the rest of your life?” This gives job seekers chance to answer their questions directly at her website.

“Did you know that in the United States, 7,198 people turn 60 years old every single day? The baby boomer generation is the fastest-growing part of our population at this time. It may also prove to be the shakiest if something is not done at this time.”

Reston, Virginia, (WebWire) July 29, 2009. Success Catalyst President Jane Trevaskis ( ) has been troubled by the latest statistics. The “baby boomer” generation is one of the largest segments of our population. Born between 1946 and 1960, many of them would traditionally be getting ready for retirement, but that isn’t what is happening today. Ms. Trevaskis’ research has shown that many of their 401-K and retirement plans have stagnated or been rolled over early. The jobs that many of these men and women kept for ten, twenty, even thirty years have disappeared. They are victims of mergers, layoffs, or reorganizations and are not indispensible the way they once were. But they themselves are still energetic, active, intelligent people who are not ready to sit on the porch in a rocking chair. Actually, a recent AARP survey reports that “Among survey respondents ages 65-74, only 21 percent said they feel old. Even among those who are 75 and older … just 35 percent said they feel old.”

A Specialized approach: The most important factor that Ms. Trevaskis, ( a card carrying AARP member in her own right, realized is that this group needs assistance in restructuring how they present their background. Most of them are assuming that the techniques they used to get their first job are the only way to look for a job – and most of them assume that means looking in the paper (online today) and responding to ads or contacting recruiters. The reality is that only about 15% of the jobs filled year in and year out are filled that way. More than 80% are filled by someone knowing someone (networking).

“Another usually unrealized fact is that the way a successful job search is structured depends on the person’s background to interviewers and networking contacts.” Jane Trevaskis explained. “A person who has held only one to two positions in a single company faces completely different challenges than someone who has held multiple positions in a variety of companies. Both kinds of backgrounds have their advantages and disadvantages. It is important to be aware of those to present the most desirable qualities for a specific opportunity. If, for example, someone who has a background in public relations and business development and has done training in both of those areas, would have at least three different resumes. Each resume should stress the accomplishments in one of the areas with supporting accomplishments from the other two. The same emphasis would pertain to the way they would answer and ask questions in an interview.” Jane said.

Using a Specialist: Each person is an expert at what they do, whether it’s accounting, biology, library science, or even music. But when they are looking for a new position they need to work with someone who is an expert in assisting people to find new positions effectively and efficiently. “ It takes the knowledge of the workplace market and an ability to handle transferrable skills appropriately to present a person to their best possible advantage.”Jane Trevaskis says. “ And it takes extensive experience and specialized training to acquire those abilities.”

Once a specialist has worked with hundreds of job changers in a wide variety of functions and industries, there are very few possible opportunities they are not either aware of or know someone who probably is. Their expertise puts the experts they work within the best possible position with the least lost time.

“Ask Jane” Ms. Trevaskis invites questions from anyone 55 or older to be sent directly to her by e-mail, at, or by submitting them at Twitter Jane will answer as many as she can, and then be able to give those whom she may be able to assist a mini-assessment of what they may need to move forward with their careers. To learn more about Jane Trevaskis, her websites, and the specialized reports that she authors and has for sale, please see below.

“Jane is a certified career coach. She is all about helping people help themselves. She’s tirelessly active, passionately motivational, and quintessentially inspirational and uniquely qualified … certainly the embodiment of a success catalyst! I encourage you to get to know her! ”

-- Les Williams

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Jane Trevaskis:
Jane is a Career Coach, helping people who work for a living (in corporate America or in their own thing) and small businesses achieve the success and satisfaction they desire. Clients come to Jane for help in “what I want to do when I grow up” (regardless of their age), negotiation their way through the job search process, or growing their small business.

A Certified Professional Coach, as designated by the International Coach Federation and a graduate of Coach University and Corporate Coach University International, Jane has worked with senior level executives in a wide range of industries for the past 12 years and has had a private practice since 1998.

With over 20 years of diversified experience in coaching, training (including transition training), public relations, and sales, Jane’s coaching clients have included entrepreneurs, small business owners, leaders of and individual producers on high performance sales teams, and executives in transition (from retiring military officers to attorneys who want to try something different or telecomm veterans seeking a new industry).

Jane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She has been designated as a Career Management Professional by the International Board for Career Management Certification and is a Certified Facilitator for 2 Young 2 Retire.


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